Lidong He is a clinical chemistry postdoctoral fellow at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He completed his Ph.D. study with Prof. Alan G. Marshall at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University. His research is focused on top-down proteomics in characterization of monoclonal immunoglobulins (M proteins) from plasma cell disorders and abnormal hemoglobins from hemoglobinopthies. He has a strong interest in developing mass spectrometry-based assays for clinical diagnosis.
Alan G. Marshall is Robert O. Lawton Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chief Scientist of the Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program at NHMFL. He co-invented Fourier transform ICR mass spectrometry. His current research includes continuing FT-ICR instrumentation development and mapping the primary and higher-order structures of proteins. His major recognitions include: Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Amer. Physical Soc., Amer. Chem. Soc., AAAS; Soc. for Applied Spectroscopy, and Nat’l Academy of Inventors; three Amer. Chem. Soc. national awards, Amer. Soc. for Mass Spectrometry Distinguished Contribution Award; and International Mass Spectrometry Society Thomson Medal.